I just got an email from City Council Woman Nancy Nadel regarding Howard Terminal:
Thank you for your message. I see your enthusiasm for the A's.
You ask excellent questions to which I do not have the answers. I was unaware of such extensive contamination at the Howard Terminal site. Therefore I will have to ask the questions too.
However, since the demise of Redevelopment, there is no city money at all for a baseball only stadium in the Jack London area. I hesitate to go deep into the toxics issues unless there is some movement on the part of the owner of the A's or MLB. I will make city staff aware of the toxics presence to be sure it's on their radar screen, if they are doing any feasibility costing of that site, unbeknownst to me.
Our most financially sensible location for sports facilities is the Coliseum, at the expense of the teams and private parties.
Have a great evening,